Sci-tech

Ex-NASA Engineer's Fart-Laced 'Glitter Bomb' Stuns Package Thieves

Rober's brilliant trap utilizes an Apple HomePod box to house four smartphones to record video of Amazon package thieves (the disgusting people who take p...


NASA Says Saturn Rings May Vanish In 100 Million Years

O'Donoghue and his co-authors didn't include that infall in the estimates presented in their paper, but suggested in an accompanying statement that the two phen...


‘Farout’: Astronomers spot solar system’s farthest known object

The team, which included experts from other United States universities, was scanning the cosmos looking for the mysterious Planet X - the hypothetical additio...


Why judge ordered man to watch Bambi during his jail sentence

David Berry Jr was ordered to watch the Disney classic Bambi at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence. Through interviews with suspects and...


Virgin Galactic reaches space and is one step closer to space tourism

This accomplishment makes Virgin the first US-based venture to carry humans to the edge of space since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011, edging out other...


Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

Thursday's test, the fourth so far by Virgin Galactic, carried two pilots and a passenger dummy on a spacecraft more than 50 miles into the air, high enough to ...


'Christmas comet' zooming 'near' Earth this weekend

Santa's sleigh isn't the only thing you'll want to try and catch a glimpse of in the sky this month: Comet 46P/Wirtanen , dubbed the "Christmas comet" by some,...


Administration proposing major rollback of water rules

Not covered would be "features that only contain water during or in response to rainfall (e.g., ephemeral features); groundwater; many ditches, including most r...


Where to watch tonight's Geminids meteor shower in Berkeley

There's a cool doubleheader in outer space this week: In addition to the fly-by of comet 46P/Wirtanen over the weekend, the often spectacular Geminid meteor ...


Qld told to brace for wild weather as Tropical Cyclone Owen reforms

Owen was over the southern Gulf of Carpentaria at 10am and is expected to be slow moving during Wednesday. The Bureau has forecast the system to later change...


Russian Cosmonauts Conduct Spacewalk to Investigate ISS Hole

Roscosmos and NASA both opened their own investigations of the hole, which was 2mm wide and appeared in August on a Russian Soyuz capsule. Russian media re...


Alberta puts out call for refinery proposals to prevent future oil shocks

Longer-term, Notley is buying rail cars to add more crude-shipping capacity and has announced billions of dollars in provincial support for building more upgrad...


Dracula Ants Have Mandibles That Move at 200 MPH — SNAPSHOT

If you've ever stepped in a fire ant hill, you might have felt the stinging torment of those fearsome bites. These ants get the name Dracula due to their un...


Nasa's Voyager 2 probe reaches interstellar space

The PLS aboard Voyager 2 observed a steep decline in the speed of the solar wind particles on November 5. The sun fuses hydrogen deep inside its core, ult...


NASA’s InSight lander just snapped its first selfie, and it’s a stunner

Such a maneuver has never been performed before; all previous Mars robots have toted their scientific gear on their bodies and/or arms. Last week, the Nasa I...


Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week

Meteorological departments recommend that the best view shall be seen once the radiant gets higher in the night sky. The meteors move at a speed of 22 miles p...


Spacewalkers succeed in finding mystery hole in capsule

Nasa said, according to the outdoor use, prior to the clarification by the Russian specialists for each statement too early. The hole, which was patched fro...


Virgin Galactic successfully launches tourism rocket ship into space for first time

The commonly accepted worldwide definition of space is 62 miles high (100 km), but the US Air Force considers the space boundary to be a bit lower, at 50 miles....


The year's most spectacular meteor shower is this weekend

ET, with the official peak around 7:30 a.m., meaning anyone across North America and the Pacific Basin should set their clocks to stargazing between those hours...


A 'Christmas Comet' will pass over Ireland this month

For reference, the distance between the Earth and the moon is 384,400 kilometres. Comets rarely get bright enough to see without telescopes, so this is a rare c...